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Why its important to choose a newborn photographer who is trained in newborn safety and posing

Updated: Jan 10, 2023

As a new parent, you want nothing more than to ensure the safety and well-being of your

newborn child. When it comes to selecting a newborn baby photographer, it is important to

choose someone who is trained in newborn safety and posing. You want to capture every precious moment of your newborn's life, from their tinyfingers and toes to their sweet, innocent faces, these memories are something you will cherish for a lifetime. While it may be tempting to save money by hiring a cheap photographer or trying to take the photos yourself, the investment in a professional newborn photographer is worth it for a number of reasons.


First and foremost, a professional newborn photographer has the training, experience, and

equipment to safely and effectively handle and photograph your newborn. Newborns are

extremely fragile and delicate, and it is important to choose a photographer who is trained in

newborn safety and posing. A professional photographer will know how to handle and pose

your newborn in a way that is safe and comfortable, ensuring that your baby is never put at

risk. In contrast, a cheap photographer may not have the same level of training or expertise,

and could potentially put your newborn at risk.


In addition to ensuring the safety of your newborn, a professional newborn photographer

also has the knowledge and skills to capture beautiful, timeless images that you will cherish

for a lifetime. A professional photographer has the training and experience to use lighting,

composition, and other techniques to create stunning images that truly capture the essence

of your newborn. They will also have high-quality equipment and editing software to ensure

that thefinal images are of the highest quality. In contrast, a cheap photographer may not

have the same level of training or equipment, resulting in subpar images that do not do

justice to your newborn's beauty and innocence.


In this blog, we will discuss why this is so important and provide some tips for finding a qualified newborn photographer.


One of the main reasons why it is important to choose a newborn photographer who is

trained in newborn safety is because newborns are extremely fragile and delicate. They are

not able to support their own head or neck, and their immune systems are not fully

developed, making them more prone to infections and other health issues. As such, it is

important to choose a photographer who is aware of these risks and knows how to handle

newborns safely.


A newborn photographer who is trained in newborn safety will be able to identify any

potential risks and take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your newborn. For

example, they will ensure that the lighting and temperature in the studio are suitable for a

newborn, and that the poses they use are safe and comfortable for the baby. They will also

make sure to clean and sanitize their hands and equipment before handling the baby, and

will use props and other safety measures as needed to protect the baby's well-being.

In addition to ensuring the safety of your newborn, it is also important to choose a newborn

photographer who is trained in newborn posing. Newborns are not able to hold their own

bodies up or pose on their own, so it is up to the photographer to position the baby in a way

that is safe and comfortable. A photographer who is trained in newborn posing will be able

to gently and carefully position the baby in a variety of poses, capturing beautiful and

memorable images that you will cherish for a lifetime.


So how do you find a newborn photographer who is trained in newborn safety and posing?


Here are a few tips:


1. Look for photographers who specialize in newborn photography. These

photographers have likely received additional training in newborn safety and posing,

and have the experience and expertise to handle newborns safely and capture

beautiful images.


2. Check the photographer's credentials and certifications. Some photographers may

have received training or certification from organizations such as the International

Association of Newborn Photographers (IANP) or the Newborn Photographers

Association (NPA). These organizations provide training and resources for newborn

photographers, and photographers who are members may have additional training

and knowledge in newborn safety and posing.


3. Ask about the photographer's safety protocols. A good photographer should be able

to tell you about the safety measures they take when working with newborns,

including how they clean and sanitize their hands and equipment, how they ensure

the studio is safe and comfortable for the baby, and how they handle and pose the

baby safely.


4. Look at the photographer's portfolio. Pay attention to the poses and compositions in

the photographer's portfolio, and see if they appear natural and comfortable for the

baby. Avoid photographers whose portfolio features poses that seem uncomfortable

or unsafe for the baby.


By following the tips outlined above, you canfind a qualified Baby photographer who will provide you with beautiful, timeless images of your newborn that you

will cherish for a lifetime.


The investment in a professional newborn photographer is worth it because these

photographers often have a deep understanding of what it takes to capture meaningful,

timeless images. They are passionate about their craft and are committed to providing their

clients with beautiful, high-quality images that truly capture the essence of their newborn. In

contrast, a cheap photographer may be more focused on turning a profit and may not have

the same level of commitment to providing their clients with meaningful, timeless images.


Alana Taylor Photography has been in business for over 12 years and is experienced in posing newborns safely. Get in contact if you are interested in booking a session


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